North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers
Help with Your Denied & Delayed SSD Benefits Claim
If you have filed a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and were denied, or if your benefits have been delayed for any reason, Crumley Roberts can help. Filing a claim can be confusing and time-consuming, and if it is denied, you may be faced with the difficulty of trying to prove that you are disabled – all while additionally dealing with the very real troubles associated with your disability, such as:
- Financial troubles
We handle Social Security Disability claims and appeals for clients across North Carolina. As SSD attorneys, we are accustomed to filing a claim and dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA) in order to pursue the disability benefits, you so rightfully deserve. More than half of all initial SSD claims are denied by the SSA, but at Crumley Roberts, we know how to provide the proper documentation to appeal a denial. You must meet stringent medical and nonmedical requirements to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, and we can work closely with you to prove that you are covered by Social Security and that your condition meets the SSA's definition of disability.
How Much Can I Get for Disability?
When it comes to disability, your most pressing question is likely, “How much will I receive?” The amount you are able to get while on disability will determine your overall state of being during this difficult time.
If you qualify, you can receive monthly benefits to help with living expenses while you are unable to work. These benefits apply to specific, disabling conditions that leave one unable to work for at least a year or are expected to end in death. In general, SSD benefits are based on your average lifetime earnings under Social Security as well as your financial need.
How is SSD Calculated by SSA?
If your claim is accepted, the SSA will determine the amount of your benefit from your lifetime earnings through Social Security. In order to obtain an estimate of your SSDI benefit check, you will need to have an estimate of your earnings from your entire lifetime. You can request a statement from the SSA if you are not able to gather enough information. You can also use the online calculator from SSA to find the benefit amount.
Expected Time Frame for the Social Security Disability Process
In general, the Social Security disability benefits process takes about 3 to 5 months, and will be on the longer end if you are initially denied and pursuing an appeal. You can expect the initial decision to arrive between 30 and 90 days.
The exact time depends on numerous factors, however, including how long it takes to obtain your medical records as well as any other evidence needed. Having to navigate the appeals process will also be another roadblock in receiving Social Security Disability.
We Care About You Like We Care About Our Own Families
We realize that dealing with a disability is extremely difficult. Add to that difficulty the snags and roadblocks people often face when trying to procure Social Security Disability benefits, and the situation may seem impossible to bear. Our North Carolina SSD attorneys are here to help you. We will take your concerns to heart and will do everything in our power to take away the worry. Using our resources and experience, we will seek the benefits to which you are entitled. We can help you through this process by:
- Reviewing your medical records and history to determine how your condition qualifies for SSD benefits;
- Gathering documentation and other evidence that shows you are suffering from a qualifying disability;
- Putting together all the paperwork that is required to file an SSD claim;
- Filing your SSD claim properly and in a timely manner;
- Filing an appeal to seek benefits your claim has already been denied; and
- Handling all communication with the SSA and other interested parties so you don’t have to.
Overcoming obstacles in the pursuit of SSD benefits can be exhausting, but our legal team at Crumley Roberts has vast experience in these matters and is prepared to stand up for you from the application to appeal.